Peter Criel

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Experiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scale

Quantum physics is often defined as the physics of the very small – think atoms, electrons and photons.<p>But we have managed to demonstrate one of the …

Synopsis: Quantum Circulators Simplified

A device that routes microwave signals could help researchers scale up quantum-computing architectures.<br>[Physics] Published Wed Nov 22, 2017

Quantum Physics

Majorana update

If you are, by any chance, following progress in the field of Majorana bound states, then you are for sure super excited about ample Majorana results …

Mysterious signals are probably coming from space every second and no one can explain why

It started in 2001, a brilliant burst of light breached the skies. The event had released as much power as 500 million suns. Just a few milliseconds later, the signal had vanished. Astronomers call these powerful flashes Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).<p>Since 2001, about 30 have been identified. But, new …

Universe

De zin en onzin van twee maanden 'Catalonië' in 22 vragen en antwoorden

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Theoretical Physicists Are Getting Closer to Explaining How NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Works

The EmDrive propulsion system might be able to take us to the stars, but first it must be reconciled with the laws of physics.<p><i>Giulio Prisco</i> <i>is a futurist, theoretical physicist, and computer scientist. He writes about science, technology, and the future. He's also a cofounder of</i> <i>Space Cooperative</i><i>.</i><p>A …

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

Introducing ‘dark DNA’ – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

Some animals seem to have missing genes – but the reality is a lot more intriguing.<p>DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions …

Biology

How to Reply When Clients Say You’re Too Expensive

No matter what industry you are in, if you’re selling your services you will inevitably come up against clients who balk at your prices. This …

Hanny's Voorwerp Is A Puzzling Space Object Discovered By A Dutch Schoolteacher

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Gamma-Ray Bursts Are The Deadliest Things In The Universe

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NASA Finds a Trove of Mysterious Ancient Galaxies Full of Absolutely Huge Black Holes

These blazars have some of the largest black holes ever found, suggesting that supermassive black holes form much faster than previously thought.<p>NASA scientists using the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope have found five of the oldest, brightest, and most distant "blazar" galaxies in the …

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

The First Sighting of a Black Hole

The center of the galaxy doesn’t look like much, even if you’re lucky enough to live in a place where the night sky is sufficiently dark to see the …

Black Holes

How Space Could Trigger a Future Economic Crisis

A report published in the journal Space Weather this week makes for sobering reading. In four scenarios envisaging the economic impact of a solar storm, the mildest triggers a daily loss to the U.S. economy of $6.2 billion, or 15 percent of daily output; the worst case sees a cost of $41.5 billion, …

Solar Cycle

Pulsar Emission Signatures: NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Images Reveal Crucial Clues About Variations

Pulsars — rapidly rotating neutron stars that produce lighthouse-like beams of radio or gamma ray emissions — were first discovered nearly 50 years …

Why the world’s first and only moonwatch is a horological wonder

Why the world’s first and only moonwatch is a horological wonder<p>Few periods in modern history have been as densely packed with ingenuity and pluck as …

4 Ways to Get a Blowing Hair Effect in Your Portrait Photography

A sense of movement can make for dynamism and excitement in a still photograph. Unfortunately for many photographers working in small studio setups, …

New Evidence Threatens To Crush The Dreams Of Alien Megastructures

When it comes to the hunt for extraterrestrial life, perhaps the biggest dream we have isn’t to encounter a civilization like our own, but one far more advanced. Rather than seeking radio signals, electromagnetic beacons or chemical signatures, perhaps we could look for something far more advanced …

Ask Ethan: What's The Deal With The Speed Of Light?

Nothing in the Universe can move faster than the speed of light in vacuum. 299,792,458 meters per second. If you’re a massive particle, you can only approach — but never reach — that speed; if you’re a massless particle, you are compelled to always travel at exactly that speed so long as you’re …

Was Einstein wrong? Controversial theory claims the speed of light is not a constant

A potentially divisive theory suggests Einstein may have been wrong to say the speed of light is a constant – and the claims could soon be tested …

I’m A 13-Year-Old And I Took These Photos With My iPhone

My name is Amanda Esther, I’m a 13 year old photographer who has spent weeks taking different photos after school with my iPhone and then edited them …

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Seven Things Neuroscientists Know That Most People Don't

<i>What are some things that neuroscientists know but most people don’t? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Paul King, Director of Data Science, on Quora:</b><p>There are hundreds of surprising, …

Quora

"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …